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Ali Hammuda
01-12-2016, 02:16 PM
Allah says,

يَوْمَ يَقُولُ الْمُنَافِقُونَ وَالْمُنَافِقَاتُ لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا انْظُرُونَا نَقْتَبِسْ مِنْ نُورِكُمْ قِيلَ ارْجِعُوا وَرَاءَكُمْ فَالْتَمِسُوا نُورًا فَضُرِبَ بَيْنَهُمْ بِسُورٍ لَهُ بَابٌ بَاطِنُهُ فِيهِ الرَّحْمَةُ وَظَاهِرُهُ مِنْ قِبَلِهِ الْعَذَابُ (13)
“On the same Day the hypocrite men and hypocrite women will say to those who believed, "Wait for us! Let us borrow some of your light!!" It will be said, "Go back behind you and seek light." Then, a wall will be placed between them with a door, on its inside there is mercy, but on the outside of it is torment.” (Al-Qur'an)

They had deceived many Muslims in the life of this world into thinking that they were part of them. On the Day of Standing, their masks will fall off once and for all, their true identities will be exposed and when they needed light the most, their light goes out.

يُنَادُونَهُمْ أَلَمْ نَكُنْ مَعَكُمْ قَالُوا بَلَى وَلَكِنَّكُمْ فَتَنْتُمْ أَنْفُسَكُمْ وَتَرَبَّصْتُمْ وَارْتَبْتُمْ وَغَرَّتْكُمُ الْأَمَانِيُّ حَتَّى جَاءَ أَمْرُ اللَّهِ وَغَرَّكُمْ بِاللَّهِ الْغَرُورُ (14)
“The hypocrites will call to the believers, "Were we not with you?!" They will say, "Yes, but you led yourselves to temptation and awaited misfortune for us and doubted, and wishful thinking deluded you until there came the command of Allah. And the Deceiver (satan) deceived you concerning Allah.”

The hypocrites are so many, particularly at times when the Ummah is strong, for their ability to publicly display their enmity at such times is limited and thus they resort to two-facedness. Ash-Sha’bi once said,

لَوْلَا الْمُنَافِقُونَ لَاسْتُوحِشْتُمْ فِي الطُّرُقَاتِ
“If it wasn’t for the presence of the hypocrites, you would feel lonely as you walk the streets.”

Furthermore, the damage which the hypocrites inflict upon the Ummah is far greater than the open adversary of Islam, for the latter is easy to spot but as for the former, they dress like the believers, pray with the believers, marry from the believers but behind closed doors, they conspire against them using all what they possess.

They are a people who recite the Qur’an but their hearts are averse to it. They may smile at the Muslims but their hearts loathe the sight of them.
For this reason, the Qur’an has paid special attention to the topic of hypocrisy and the traits of the hypocrites. Imam Ibnul Qayyim said,

كاد القرآن أن يكون كله في شأنهم
“The Qur’an was almost entirely dedicated to the topic of the hypocrites”

As the hypocrites approach the Siraat/the bridge of the Day of Judgement, having been stripped entirely from all light, they start to fall into a fire that has been waiting for them for a long time. They continue their head-first dive into oblivion till they hit the lowest and most severe pits of the fire.

Allah says,

إِنَّ الْمُنَافِقِينَ فِي الدَّرْكِ الْأَسْفَلِ مِنَ النَّارِ
“Surely the hypocrites will be in the lowest stage of the fire” (Al-Qur'an)
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